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Pro Tools Shortcuts Guide

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Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Pro Tools Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1


Chapter 2. Global Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Parameter Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Toggle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Fine Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Multi-Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Chapter 3. Commands Keyboard Focus Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4


Chapter 4. Dashboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Chapter 5. Edit Window and Mix Window Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Transport Mode (Numeric Keypad) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Shuttle Mode (Numeric Keypad) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Auditioning (Transport = Pro Tools) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Auditioning (Transport = MMC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Edit Modes and Edit Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Edit Selection, Definition, and Navigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Editing, Nudging, and Trimming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Clip Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Track Compositing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Zoom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Bounce Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Missing Files Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Memory Locations and Markers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Automation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Fades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Fades Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
View Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Track Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Commit Tracks Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Add New Tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
New Tracks Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Clip Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Clip List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Track List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Mix Group List and Edit Group List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Elastic Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Event Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
MIDI Events List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Step Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Peripherals Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Preferences Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Window Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Window Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Import Audio Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Plug-In Inserts and Sends. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Chapter 6. Pro Tools Menus Keyboard Shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40


File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
View Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Track Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Clip Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Event Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Options Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Window Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Chapter 7. Dialog Windows Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47


Revision History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Bounce Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Missing Files Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Fade Dialogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Commit Tracks Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
New Tracks Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Contents iv
Batch Track Rename and Batch Clip Rename Dialogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Save Track Presets Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
MIDI Events List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Step Input . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Peripherals Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Preferences Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Import Audio Dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Chapter 8. Workspace Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55


Global Workspace Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Auditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Delete or Duplicate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Mouse Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Drag and Drop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Soundbase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Chapter 9. Deck Control and Satellite Command Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


General Deck Control Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Deck Control when Transport = Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Pro Tools Satellite Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Chapter 10. Right-Click Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63


Mix Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Edit Window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Transport Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Universe Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
MIDI Editor Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Score Editor Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Video Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Workspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Contents v
Chapter 1: Introduction to Pro Tools
Shortcuts

For increased operational speed and ease of use, there are many Pro Tools® | Software keyboard and
Right-click shortcuts to give you fast access to a wide variety of tasks.

Menu commands that have a keyboard shortcut display their keyboard shortcut on-screen, to the right of
the menu command.

Conventions Used in Documentation

Pro Tools documentation uses the following conventions to indicate menu choices and key commands:

Convention Action

File > Save Session Choose Save Session from the File menu.

Command+N/Control+N Hold down the Command (Apple) key (Mac)


or the Control (Ctrl) key (Windows) and press the N key.

Option+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Hold down the Option key and press the Plus (+) or Minus (–) key (on numeric
keypad or computer, as noted).

Command-click (Mac Only) Hold down the Command key and click the mouse button.

Right-click Click with the right mouse button.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Pro Tools Shortcuts 1


Chapter 2: Global Keyboard Shortcuts

Global keyboard shortcuts apply to many functions in Pro Tools (such as changing a parameter).

Parameter Change
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for changing the following parameters:
• Automation mode • I/O, bus, send assignment
• Monitor mode • volume/peak indicator
• playlist enable • extend Edit or Timeline selection
• record, solo and mute enable • track height
• record and solo safes • clear clip meter
• inserting plug-ins

Action Mac Windows

Change parameter on all Option+applicable function (applicable Alt+applicable function (applica-


channel strips functions listed above) ble functions listed above)

Change parameter on all Option+Shift+applicable function (appli- Alt+Shift+applicable function


selected channel strips cable functions listed directly above) (applicable functions listed above)

Toggle
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for changing the following parameters:
• Tracks in Track List • Memory Location parameters
• Group enables/activation • Automation Enable window

Action Mac Windows

Toggle item and set all others Option-click on applicable item (appli- Alt-click on applicable item
to same new state cable items listed above) (applicable items listed above)

Toggle item and set all others Command-click on applicable item Control-click on applicable item
to opposite state (Groups and (applicable items listed directly above) (applicable items listed above)
Memory Locations only)

Chapter 2: Global Keyboard Shortcuts 2


Fine Adjustment
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for the following types of fine adjustment:
• Plug-in parameter editing • automation data trimming
• fader movement • Clip Gain
• scrubbing • MIDI Control data

Action Mac Windows

Fine tune an item (Fine Adjust Command-click on applicable Control-click on applicable


mode) fader/pot/breakpoint function fader/pot/breakpoint function
(applicable functions listed above) (applicable functions listed above)

Multi-Select
Pro Tools provides global keyboard shortcuts for selecting the following items:
• Tracks • paths in I/O Setup
• Clips in Clip List

Action Mac Windows

Select multiple contiguous items Click to select first item, then Click to select first item, then
(tracks, Clips, paths) Shift-click another to select all Shift-click another to select all
similar items between (applicable similar items between (applicable
items listed above) items listed above)

Select multiple non-contiguous Click to select first item, then Click to select first item, then
items (tracks, Clips, paths) Command-click to select the next Control-click another to select the
item (applicable items listed next item (applicable items listed
above) above)

Chapter 2: Global Keyboard Shortcuts 3


Chapter 3: Commands Keyboard Focus
Shortcuts

Commands Keyboard Focus provides single-key shortcuts for a range of edit and play commands.

Action Commands Focus Shortcut

Play Edit Selection [

Play Timeline Selection ]

Nudge Play Later By Next Bigger Grid /

Nudge Play Earlier By Grid \

Nudge Play Earlier By Grid ,

Nudge Play Later By Grid .

Timeline Selection To Edit Selection 0

Move Edit Insertion To Next Edit ‘

Move Edit Insertion To Next Track ;

Recall Zoom Memory 1 1

Recall Zoom Memory 2 2

Recall Zoom Memory 3 3

Recall Zoom Memory 4 4

Recall Zoom Memory 5 5

Play To Edit Start 6

Play From Edit Start 7

Play To Edit End 8

Play From Edit End 9

Trim Clip Start To Cursor A

Separate B

Chapter 3: Commands Keyboard Focus Shortcuts 4


Action Commands Focus Shortcut

Copy C

Fade from Start D

Zoom Toggle E

Crossfade With No Dialog F

Fade Out From Cursor To End Of Clip G

Snap Clip Start To Play Position H

Snap Clip End To Current Timecode I

Snap Clip Sync Point To Play Position J

Snap Clip End To Play Position K

Move Edit Insertion To Previous Edit L

Nudge Play Earlier By Next Bigger Grid M

Toggle Insertion Follows Playback N

Edit Selection To Timeline Selection O

Move Edit Insertion To Previous Track P

Display Timeline Selection Start Q

Zoom Out Horizontal R

Trim Clip End To Cursor S

Zoom In Horizontal T

Move Clip Sync Point To Current Timecode U

Paste V

Display Timeline Selection End W

Cut X

Move Clip Start To Current Timecode Y

Undo Z

Redo Shift+Z

Toggle Playlist View Mode -

Chapter 3: Commands Keyboard Focus Shortcuts 5


Chapter 4: Dashboard Shortcuts

Action Mac Windows

Sign in or Sign outi Command+S Control+S

Select Create tab Command+1 Control+1

Select Recent tab Command+2 Control+2

Select Projects tab Command+3 Control+3

Type menu (Project or Session) Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow

Enable or disable the Create from Tem- Command+T Control+T


plate option

Toggle through Template Groups Option+Up/Down Arrows Alt+Up/Down Arrows

Navigate through focused Template, Up/Down Arrows Alt+Up/Down Arrows


Session, or Project list

Toggle between Files types (WAV or Command+F Control+F


AIFF)

Toggle through Bit Depth options Command+B Control+B


(16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit floating)

Toggle through Sample Rate options Command+R Control+R

Toggle through the available IO Setup Command+I Control+I


options

Enable or disable the Interleaved option Command+G Control+G

Open from Disk (sessions only) Command+O Control+O

Select the item at the top or bottom of the Home/End Home/End


displayed list

Scroll up or down through focused Tem- Page Up/Down Page Up/Down


plate, Session, or Project list

Chapter 4: Dashboard Shortcuts 6


Chapter 5: Edit Window and Mix Window
Keyboard Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides keyboard shortcuts for many Edit window and Mix window operations, as well as
many Transport commands.

Playback

Action Mac Windows

Start/stop playback Spacebar Spacebar

Half-speed playback Shift+Spacebar Shift+Spacebar

Pause (pre-prime deck for instant playback Control+Spacebar, or Option- Start+Spacebar, or Alt-click
and record) click, on Transport Play but- on Transport Play button
ton

Enable/disable online playback Command+J, or Ctrl+J, or Alt+Spacebar


Option+Spacebar

Center on selection start/end Left/Right Arrow keys (when Left/Right Arrow keys (when
selection exceeds window selection exceeds window
view) view)

Play Edit selection Option+[ Alt+[

Back/Forward (move the playback location Command+Transport Ctrl+Transport Rewind


backwards/forwards by the Back/Forward Rewind button or Transport button or Transport Fast
amount) (Pro Tools | Ultimate Software only) Fast Forward button Forward button

Back/Forward and Play (move the playback Command+Option+Trans- Ctrl+Alt+Transport Rewind


location backwards/forwards by Back/ port Rewind button or Trans- button or Transport Fast
Forward amount and then begin playback) port Fast Forward button Forward button
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Extend a selection backwards by the Shift+Command+Transport Shift+Ctrl+ Transport Rewind


Back/Forward amount (Pro Tools Ultimate Rewind button or Transport button or Transport Fast
only) Fast Forward button Forward button

Chapter 5: Edit Window and Mix Window Keyboard Shortcuts 7


Action Mac Windows

Extend the selection backwards by the Shift+Command+Option+ Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Transport


Back/Forward amount and begin playback Transport Rewind button or Rewind button or Transport
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Transport Fast Forward Fast Forward button
button

Loop playback toggle Command+Shift+L, or Con- Ctrl+Shift+L, or Start-click on


trol-click on Transport Play Transport Play button
button

Dynamic Transport Mode toggle Command+Control+P Ctrl+Start+P

Transport Master toggle Command+Backslash (\) Ctrl+Backslash (\)


(Pro Tools/Machine/MMC)

Solo-safe track Command-click on track Solo Ctrl-click on track Solo

Recording

Action Mac Windows

Start record Command+Spacebar, F12, Ctrl+Spacebar, or F12, or 3


or 3 (on numeric keypad)* (on numeric keypad)

Stop record Spacebar Spacebar

Stop record and discard recording take (not Command+Period (.) Ctrl+Period (.)
undoable)

Half-speed record Command+Shift+Spacebar, Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar, or


or Shift+F12* Shift+F12

Enable/disable online record Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+Spacebar


Spacebar*

Record-safe track Command-click on track Ctrl-click on track Record


Record Enable button Enable button

Cycle through record modes: normal, Control-click on Transport Start-click on Transport


Destructive, Loop, QuickPunch™, Record Enable button Record Enable button
TrackPunch, DestructivePunch

Loop Record toggle Option+L Alt+L

TrackPunch toggle (Pro Tools Ultimate only) Command+Shift+T Ctrl+Shift+T

QuickPunch toggle Command+Shift+P Ctrl+Shift+P

Enter/Exit record during playback in Command+Spacebar, F12, Ctrl+Spacebar, F12, or click


QuickPunch or click Transport Record Transport Record Enable
button* button

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Action Mac Windows

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch Control-click the track’s Start-click the track’s Record


enable/disable an audio track Record Enable button Enable button
(Pro Tools Ultimate and Pro Tools with Com-
plete Production Toolkit only)

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch enable/dis- Option-Control-click a track’s Alt-Start-click a track’s


able all audio tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate and Record Enable button Record Enable button
Pro Tools with Complete Production Toolkit
only)

DestructivePunch or TrackPunch Control-Option-Shift-click a Start-Alt-Shift-click a track’s


enable/disable all selected audio tracks track’s Record Enable button Record Enable button
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Simultaneously DestructivePunch or Option-click a track’s Record Alt-click a track’s Record


TrackPunch enable/disable and record Enable button Enable button
enable/disable all audio tracks
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Simultaneously DestructivePunch or Option-Shift-click a track’s Alt-Shift-click a track’s


TrackPunch enable/disable and record Record Enable button Record Enable button
enable/disable all selected audio tracks
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to Option-click the VCA Record Alt-click the VCA Record
toggle their record enable status Enable button Enable button
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Temporarily force all VCA slave tracks to tog- Option-click the VCA Track- Alt-click the VCA TrackInput
gle their Track Input status Input button button
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Enable or disable pre/post-roll time Command+K Ctrl+K

Set and enable pre/post-roll time Option-click with Selector Alt-click with Selector tool
before or after selection before or after selection

Disable and set to zero pre/post-roll time Option-click within selection Alt-click within selection
closer to front or back closer to front or back

*Some Pro Tools recording shortcuts use the same key commands as some Mac OS X shortcuts. If you
want to retain use of these key commands in Pro Tools, these Mac OS X shortcuts must be disabled or re-
mapped.

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Transport Mode (Numeric Keypad)
The following shortcuts apply when you select Numeric Keypad: Transport in the Operations
Preferences page.

Action Mac Windows

Play/Stop 0 0

Rewind 1 1

Fast Forward 2 2

Record Enable 3 3

Loop Playback mode on/off 4 4

Loop Record mode on/off 5 5

QuickPunch mode on/off 6 6

Click on/off 7 7

Countoff on/off 8 8

MIDI Merge/Replace mode on/off 9 9

Shuttle Mode (Numeric Keypad)


(Pro Tools Ultimate Only)

The following shortcuts apply when you select Shuttle mode in the Operations Preferences page.

Action Mac Windows

1 x Forward playback speed 6 6

1 x Rewind playback speed 4 4

4 x Forward playback speed 9 9

4 x Rewind playback speed 7 7

1/4 x Forward playback speed 3 3

1/4 x Rewind playback speed 1 1

1/2 x Forward playback speed 5+6 5+6

1/2 x Rewind playback speed 5+4 5+4

2 x Forward playback speed 8+9 8+9

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Action Mac Windows

2 x Backward playback speed 8+7 8+7

1/16 x Forward playback speed 2+3 2+3

1/16 x Backward playback speed 2+1 2+1

Loop playback of Edit Selection 0 0

Recall Memory Location Period (.)+Memory Period (.)+Memory


Location+Period (.) Location+Period (.)

Scrub (Jog)/Shuttle

Action Mac Windows

Temporary Scrub mode when using Selector Control-click and drag Start-click and drag

Extend selection while scrubbing Shift-click and drag with the Shift-click and drag with the
Scrubber tool, (also in Scrubber, (also in temporary
temporary Scrub mode) Scrub mode)

Shuttle Option-click-drag with Alt-click-drag with Scrubber,


Scrubber tool, (also in (also in temporary Scrub
temporary Scrub mode) mode)

Shuttle Lock (Classic or Transport mode) Control+number key 1–9 Start+number key 1–9
(1=minimum, 5=real-time, (1=minimum, 5=real-time,
9=maximum) 9=maximum)

Change direction during Shuttle Lock Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Plus/Minus (+/–) keys
(Classic or Transport mode) For example, Control+ For example, Start+
number+Minus (–) key number+Minus (–) key

Shuttle Lock stop (Classic or Transport mode) 0 (press number key to 0 (press number key to
resume shuttle) resume shuttle)

Exit Shuttle Lock mode (Classic or Transport Spacebar or Escape (Esc) Spacebar or Escape (Esc)
mode) key key

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Auditioning (Transport = Pro Tools)
The following shortcuts are active only when Transport = Pro Tools.

Action Mac Windows

Play by pre-roll value up to selection start/end Option+ Alt+


(or current location if no selection) Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys

Play by post-roll value from selection Command+ Ctrl+


start/end (or current cursor location if no Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys
selection)

Play by pre- and post-roll value through Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+


selection start/end Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys

Auditioning (Transport = MMC)


The following shortcuts are active only when Transport = MMC.

Action Mac Windows

Cue Transport to selection start/end Command+ Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys


Left/Right Arrow keys

Cue Transport with pre/post-roll to selection Option+ Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys


start/end Left/Right Arrow keys

Edit Modes and Edit Tools

Action Mac Windows

Shuffle mode F1, or Option+1 F1, or Alt+1


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Slip mode F2, or Option+2 F2, or Alt+2


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Spot mode F3, or Option+3 F3, or Alt+3


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Grid mode F4, or Option+4 F4,or Alt+4


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Enable Snap To Grid while in another Edit Shfit+F4 Shfit+F4


mode

Enable Snap to Grid and Shuffle mode F1+F4 F1+F4

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Action Mac Windows

Enable Snap to Grid and Slip mode F2+F4 F2+F4

Enable Snap to Grid and Spot mode F3+F4 F3+F4

Zoomer tool F5, or Command+1 F5, or Ctrl+1


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Trimmer tool F6, or Command+2 F6, or Ctrl+2


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Selector tool F7, or Command+3 F7, or Ctrl+3


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Grabber tool F8, or Command+4 F8, or Ctrl+4


(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Scrubber tool F9, or Command+5 F9, or Ctrl+5


(on computer keyboard, if (on computer keyboard)
Mac OS X Expose is
disabled)

Pencil tool F10, or Command+6 F10, or Ctrl+6


(on computer keyboard, if (on computer keyboard)
Mac OS X Expose is
disabled)

Smart Tool F6+F7, F7+F8, or F6+F7, F7+F8, or Ctrl+7


Command+7 (on computer (on computer keyboard)
keyboard)

Cycle through Edit modes Single Open Quote (‘) key, Single Open Quote (‘) key,
located above the Tab key located above the Tab key

Cycle through Edit tools Escape (Esc) key Escape (Esc) key, or
Center-click

Lock out or unlock Shuffle Mode Command-click the Shuffle Ctrl-click the Shuffle button
button

Edit Selection, Definition, and Navigation

Action Mac Windows

Enable or disable Tab to Transients command Command+Option+Tab Ctrl+Alt+Tab

Locate cursor to next transient Tab (if Tab to Transient Tab (if Tab to Transient
enabled) enabled)

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Action Mac Windows

Locate cursor to previous transient Option+Tab (if Tab to Tran- Ctrl+Tab (if Tab to Transient
sient enabled) enabled)

Locate cursor to next Clip-boundary/sync Tab (if Tab to Transients is Tab (if Tab to Transients is
point disabled) disabled)

Locate cursor to previous Clip boundary/sync Option+Tab (if Tab to Ctrl+Tab (if Tab to Transients
point Transients is disabled) is disabled)

Go to and select next Clip Control+Tab Start+Tab

Go to and select previous Clip Control+Option+Tab Start+Ctrl+Tab or Start+Ctrl

Go to Song Start Control+Return Start+Enter

Extend selection to Song Start Shift+Control+Return Shift+Start+Enter

Extend selection to next Clip-boundary Shift+Tab Shift+Tab

Extend selection to previous Clip-boundary Option+Shift+Tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab

Extend selection to include next Clip Control+Shift+Tab Start+Shift+Tab

Extend selection to include previous Clip Control+Shift+Option+Tab Start+Shift+Ctrl+Tab

Return to start of session Return Enter

Go to end of session Option+Return Ctrl+Enter

Extend selection to start of session Shift+Return Shift+Enter

Extend selection to end of session Option+Shift+Return Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Link Timeline and Edit selection Shift+Forward Slash (/) Shift+Forward Slash (/)

Set selection start/end during playback Down/Up Arrow keys Down/Up Arrow keys

Set selection start/end to incoming time code Down/Up Arrow keys Down/Up Arrow keys
while stopped

Select entire Clip in Edit window Double-click with Selector Double-click with Selector
tool

Select entire track in Edit window Triple-click with Selector, or Triple-click with Selector tool,
single-click in track and press or single-click in track and
Command+A press Ctrl+A

Select all Clips in all tracks in Edit window Return, then press Com- Enter, then press Ctrl+A
mand+A

Extend cursor or selection across all tracks Enable “All” Edit group and Enable “All” Edit group and
Shift-click on any other track Shift-click on any other track

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Action Mac Windows

Move the selection forward by the selection Command+Control+ Ctrl+Alt+Start+Apostrophe (’)


amount Option+Apostrophe (’)

Move the selection backward by the selection Command+Control+ Ctrl+Alt+Start+L


amount Option+L

Double the length of the Edit selection Command+Control+ Ctrl+Alt+Start+Shift+


Option+Shift+ Apostrophe (‘) Apostrophe (’)

Halve the length of the selection Command+Control+ Ctrl+Alt+Start+Shift+L


Option+Shift+L

Cancel Zoom toggle and remain at the same Option+Shift+E Alt+Shift+E


zoom level

Fit all shown tracks in the Edit window Command+Option+Con- Ctrl+Alt+Start+Up arrow or
trol+Up arrow or Down arrow Down arrow

Record enable tracks that contain the Shift+R Shift+R


Edit cursor or Edit selection

TrackInput Monitor enable tracks that contain Shift+I Shift+I


the Edit cursor or Edit selection
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Solo tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Shift+S Shift+S


Edit selection

Mute tracks that contain the Edit cursor or Shift+M Shift+M


Edit selection

Move the insertion to the beginning of the Down arrow Down arrow
Edit selection

Move the insertion to the end of the Up arrow Up arrow


Edit selection

Increase or decrease the height of any Control+Up/Down Arrow Start+Up/Down Arrow


lane that contains the Edit cursor or an Edit
selection*

*Some Pro Tools edit selection, definition, and navigation shortcuts use the same key commands as some
Mac OS X shortcuts. If you want to retain use of these key commands in Pro Tools, these Mac OS X short-
cuts must be disabled or remapped.

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Editing, Nudging, and Trimming
In the following shortcuts, the Plus/Minus (+/–) key usage is on the numeric keypad only.

Action Mac Windows

Change Grid value Control+Option+Plus/Minus Start+Alt+


(+/–) keys Plus/Minus (+/–) keys

Change Nudge value Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+


Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Plus/Minus (+/–) keys

Nudge back by next Nudge value Minus (–) key (on numeric Minus (–) key (on numeric
(Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely keypad), or Comma (,) (in keypad), or Comma (,) (in
inside the Edit selection) Commands Keyboard Focus) Commands Keyboard Focus)

Nudge forward by next Nudge value Plus (+) key (on numeric key- Plus (+) key (on numeric
(Nudge Edit selection and any Clips entirely pad), or Period (.) (in Com- keypad), or Period (.) (in
inside the Edit selection) mands Keyboard Focus) Commands Keyboard Focus)

Nudge start/end data to right/left by Nudge Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys
value (keeps underlying audio and moves
start/end)

Nudge data within current Clip to right/left by Control+Plus/Minus (+/–) Start+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys
Nudge value (keeps Clip start/end and moves keys
underlying audio)

Nudge left selection boundary right/left by Option+Shift+Plus/Minus Alt+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–)


Nudge value (+/–) keys keys

Nudge right selection boundary right/left by Command+Shift+Plus/Minus Ctrl+Shift+Plus/Minus (+/–)


Nudge value (+/–) keys keys

Trim left edge of Clip to right/left by Nudge Option+Plus/Minus (+/–) Alt+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys
value keys

Trim right edge of Clip to right/left by Nudge Command+Plus/Minus (+/–) Ctrl+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys
value keys

Reverse Trimmer tool direction when Option+Trimmer tool Alt+Trimmer tool


trimming Clip

Trim up to, but not over, adjacent Clips Hold down Control key while Hold down Start key while
trimming trimming

Duplicate Clip(s) in Edit Window Option-click selection and Alt-click selection and drag to
drag to destination destination

Delete selection in playlist Backspace or Delete (on Backspace or Delete (on


computer keyboard) computer keyboard)

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Action Mac Windows

Constrain audio Clip to vertical movement Control-click to move audio Start-click to move audio Clip
Clip with Grabber tool with Grabber tool

Snap Clip start to stationary playhead or Edit Control-click new Clip with Start-click new Clip with
selection start Grabber tool Grabber tool

Snap Clip sync point to stationary playhead or Control-Shift-click Clip Start-Shift-click Clip
Edit selection start containing the sync point with containing the sync point with
Grabber tool Grabber tool

Snap Clip end to stationary playhead or Edit Command-Control-click new Ctrl-Start-click new Clip with
selection end Clip with Grabber tool Grabber tool

Clip Gain

Action Mac Windows

Show or hide the Clip Gain Line Control+Shift+Hyphen (-) Start+Shift+Hyphen (-)

Show or hide Clip Gain Info Control+Shift+Equals (=) Start+Shift+Equals (=)

Add a Clip Gain breakpoint at the current Edit Control+Shift+E Start+Shift+E


location

Nudge the selected clip gain up Control+Shift+Up Arrow Start+Shift+Up Arrow

Nudge the selected clip gain down Control+Shift+Down Arrow Start+Shift+Down Arrow

Nudge the selected clip gain back Control+Shift+Minus (–), Start+Shift+Minus (–),
Control+Shift+M, or Start+Shift+M, or
Control+Shift+Comma (,) Start+Shift++Comma (,)

Nudge the selected clip gain forward Control+Shift+Plus (+), Start+Shift+Plus (+),
Control+Shift+Period (.), or Start+Shift+Period (.), or
Control+Shift+Slash (/) Start+Shift+Slash (/)

Clear Clip Gain Control+Shift+B Start+Shift+B

Cut Clip Gain Control+Shift+X Start+Shift+X

Copy Clip Gain Control+Shift+C Start+Shift+C

Paste Clip Gain Command+V Control+V

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Track Compositing
The following shortcuts apply to track Playlist lanes in the Edit window.

Action Mac Windows

Solo the Playlist lane containing the Edit Shift+S Shift+S


cursor

Move the Edit cursor up and down through Control+P and Control+ Start+P and Start+
Playlist lanes Semicolon (;) Semicolon (;)

Copy the selection to the main Playlist Option+Control+V Alt+Start+V

Create a new playlist for the first selected Control+\ Start+\


track in the session

Create a new playlist for each track in the Control+Option+\ Start+Alt+\


session

Create a new playlist for each selected track Control+Option+Shift+\ Start+Alt+Shift+\


in the session

Duplicate the main playlist for the first Command+Control+\ Control+Start+\


selected track in the session

Duplicate the main playlist for each track in Command+Option+Control+\ Control+Alt+Start+\


the session

Duplicate the main playlist for Command+Option+ Control+Alt+Start+Shift+\


each selected track in the session Control+Shift+\

Zoom

Action Mac Windows

Horizontal zoom in or out Command+ ] or [ Ctrl+ ] or [

Zoom to show entire session horizontally Command+Control+[ Ctrl+Start+[


without affecting vertical zoom or scrolling

Zoom in horizontally on a selection without Command+Control+] Ctrl+Start+]


affecting vertical zoom or scrolling

Vertical zoom to show default waveform Command+Option+Control+[ Ctrl+Alt+Start+[


height (Audio)

Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio Command+Option+ [ or ] Ctrl+Alt+ [ or ]


tracks

Vertical zoom in or out (MIDI) Command+Shift+ ] or [ Ctrl+Shift+ ] or [

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Action Mac Windows

Vertical zoom to show all notes (lowest to Command+Control+Shift+[ Ctrl+Start+Shift+[


highest) in MIDI and Instrument (MIDI)

Horizontal zoom to show all clips and reset Option+A Alt+A


amplitude zoom

Horizontal zoom to show all clips but do not Option+Control+A Alt+Start+A


reset amplitude zoom

Horizontal zoom and scroll timeline excluding Option+F Alt+F


MIDI events

Horizontal zoom to selection, including MIDI Option+Control+F Alt+Start+F


events

Continuously zoom vertically on a single Control+drag with the Start-drag with the Zoomer
audio track (or group of tracks) Zoomer tool up or down in the tool up or down in the track
track

Continuously zoom vertically on all audio Control+Shift+drag in an Start+Shift-drag in an audio


tracks audio track with the Zoomer track with the Zoomer tool
tool

Incrementally zoom vertically on all audio Command+Option+[ or Press Ctrl+Alt+[ or Ctrl+Alt+ ]


tracks Command+Option+]

Fill window with selection Option-click on Zoomer tool Alt-click on Zoomer tool or
or Option+F Alt+F

View entire session and reset waveform Double-click on Zoomer tool Double-click on Zoomer tool
display to the default height or Option+A or Alt+A

Set all audio track waveform heights to match Command-Shift-click any of Ctrl-Shift-click any of the
the waveform height of the top-most audio the Zoom buttons Zoom buttons
track in the Edit window

Zoom vertical and horizontal axis Hold down Command key Hold down Ctrl key while
while dragging the Zoomer dragging Zoomer tool
tool

Zoom to previous orientation Option-click on any Horizon- Alt-click on any Horizontal


tal Zoom In or Out button, or Zoom In or Out button, or
Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out Audio or MIDI Zoom In or Out
button button

Maximum zoom before waveform drawn from Command-click on Zoomer Ctrl-click on Zoomer tool)
disk (faster drawing from RAM) tool

Zoom Toggle Control+E Start+E

Cancel Zoom Toggle and remain at the same Option+Shift+E Alt+Shift+E


zoom level

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Action Mac Windows

Recall Zoom presets 1–5 Control+Zoom preset num- Start+Zoom preset number
ber (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on com- (1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 on computer
puter keyboard), keyboard),
or Zoom preset number (1, 2, or Zoom preset number (1, 2,
3, 4, or 5 on computer 3, 4, or 5 on computer
keyboard, in Commands keyboard in Commands
Keyboard Focus) Keyboard Focus)

Save Zoom presets 1–5 Command-click Zoom preset Ctrl-click Zoom preset num-
number in Mix Window ber in Mix Window toolbar
toolbar

File Menu

Action Mac Windows

New Session Command+N Ctrl+N

Open Session Command+O Ctrl+O

Open Recent Command+Shift+O Ctrl+Shift+O

Close session Command+Shift+W Ctrl+Shift+W

Save Session Command+S Ctrl+S

Bounce to Disk Command+Option+B Ctrl+Alt+B

Import Session Data Shift+Option+I Shift+Alt+I

Import Audio Command+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I

Import MIDI Command+Option+l Ctrl+Alt+l

Print Score from Pro Tools Session Command+P Ctrl+P

Bounce Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Add a new Bounce Source row Command+Shift+”+” (plus) Control+Shift+”+” (plus)


or or
Command+Shift+Down arrow Control+Shift+Down arrow

Remove bottom Bounce Source row Command+Shift+”–” (minus) Control+Shift+”–” (minus)


or or
Command+Shift+Up arrow Control+Shift+Down arrow

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Missing Files Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Skip all missing files Command+S Ctrl+S

Manually find and relink all missing files Command+M Ctrl+M

Automatically find and relink all missing files Command+A Ctrl+A

Regenerate missing fades Command+R Ctrl+R

Regenerate missing render files Command+D Ctrl+D

Edit Menu

Action Mac Windows

Undo Command+Z Ctrl+Z

Redo Command+Shift+Z Ctrl+Shift+Z

Cut Command+X Ctrl+X

Copy Command+C Ctrl+C

Paste Command+V Ctrl+V

Clear Command+B Ctrl+B

Select All Command+A Ctrl+A

Cut Special Cut Clip Gain Control+Shift+X Start+Shift+X

Copy Special Copy Clip Gain Control+Shift+C Start+Shift+C

Paste Special Merge Option+M Alt+M

Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection Command+Option+V Ctrl+Alt+V

Paste Special to Current Automation Type Command+Control+V Ctrl+Start+V

Clear Special Clear Clip Gain Control+Shift+B Start+Shift+B

Change Timeline Selection to Edit Selection Option+Shift+6 (on numeric Alt+Shift+6


keypad)

Change Edit Selection to Match Timeline Option+Shift+5 (on numeric Alt+Shift+5


Selection keypad)

Play Edit Selection Option+[ Alt+[

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Action Mac Windows

Play Timeline Selection (in Dynamic Trans- Option+] Alt+]


port Mode or when Link Timeline and Edit
Selection is disabled)

Duplicate selection Command+D Ctrl+D

Repeat selection Option+R Alt+R

Shift selection Option+H Alt+H

Insert Silence Command+Shift+E Ctrl+Shift+E

Trim Clip to Selection Command+T Ctrl+T

Trim Clip Start to Insertion Option+Shift+7 Alt+Shift+7

Trim Clip End to Insertion Option+Shift+8 Alt+Shift+8

Trim Clip to File Start Command+Control+R Control+Start+R

Trim Clip to File End Command+Control+Y Control+Start+Y

Trim Clip to File Boundaries Command+Control+T Control+Start+T

Separate Clip at Selection Command+E Ctrl+E

Heal Separation Command+H Ctrl+H

Strip Silence Command+U Ctrl+U

Consolidate selection Option+Shift+3 Alt+Shift+3

TCE Edit to Timeline selection Option+Shift+U Alt+Shift+U


(Pro Tools Ultimate and Pro Tools with Com-
plete Production
Toolkit only)

Restore Last Selection Command+Option+Z Ctrl+Alt+Z

Memory Locations and Markers

Action Mac Windows

Create Memory Location Enter (on numeric keypad) Enter (on numeric keypad)

Edit a Memory Location Control-click on Memory Loca- Start-click on Memory


tion marker Location marker

Delete Memory Location Option-click on a Memory Loca- Alt-click on a Memory


tion marker Location marker

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Action Mac Windows

Recall a Memory Location using the Period (.)+Memory Location Period (.)+Memory Location
numeric keypad number+Period (.) (Transport or number+Period (.) (Transport or
Shuttle mode), Shuttle mode),
or Memory Location number+ or Memory Location number+
Period (.) (Classic mode) Period (.) (Classic mode)

Move only the Song Start Marker, Control-Shift-drag the Song Start Start-Shift-drag the Song Start
without moving any tick-based data Marker Marker

Toggle the Timeline Insertion/Play Start Control+N Start+N


Marker Follows Playback preference
on and off

Automation

Action Mac Windows

Toggle Track View on all tracks Option+Minus (–) key Alt+Minus (–) key
(on computer keyboard) (on computer keyboard)

Change to previous/next Track View on all Control+Command+ Ctrl+Start+


tracks included in the current selection Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys

Change to previous/next Track View on all Control+Option+Command+ Ctrl+Alt+Start+


tracks Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys

Disable/enable Automation playlist on Command-click on Track View Ctrl-click on Track View


selected track selector selector

Disable/enable all Automation playlists on Command+Shift-click on Track Ctrl+Shift-click on Track View


selected track View selector selector

Open Plug-in Automation dialog Command+Option+Control- Ctrl+Alt+Start-click on param-


click on Track View selector (in eters (in Plug-in window)
Edit window)

Access Plug-in Automation commands Command+Option+Control- Ctrl-Alt-Start-click on Track


(Pro Tools Ultimate only): Automation dialog, click on parameters View selector
Enable/disable plug-in automation (in Plug-in window) (in Edit window)

Copy Automation to Send Command+Option+H Ctrl+Alt+H


(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Thin Automation Command+Option+T Ctrl+Alt+T

Write automation to start of session/selection Control-click on Transport Start-click on Transport


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Return to Zero button Return to Zero button

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Action Mac Windows

Write automation to end of session/selection Control-click on Transport Start-click on Transport


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Go to End button Go to End button

Write automation from start to end of ses- Control-Shift-click on Start-Shift-click on


sion/selection (Pro Tools Ultimate only) Transport Go to End or Transport Go to End or
Return to Zero button Return to Zero button

Write Automation to Current Parameter Command+Forward Slash (/) Ctrl+Forward Slash (/)
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Write Automation to All Enabled Parameters Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Forward Slash (/) Forward Slash (/)

Trim Automation to Current Parameter Command+Shift+ Ctrl+Shift+


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Forward Slash (/) Forward Slash (/)

Trim Automation to All Enabled Parameters Command+Option+Shift+ Ctrl+Alt+Shift+


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Forward Slash (/) Forward Slash (/)

Glide Automation to Current Parameter Option+Forward Slash (/) Alt+Forward Slash (/)
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Glide Automation to All Enabled Parameters Option+Shift+ Alt+Shift+


(Pro Tools Ultimate only) Forward Slash (/) Forward Slash (/)

Suspend Trim automation on all tracks In the Automation window, In the Automation window,
Command-click the Suspend Ctrl-click the Suspend button
button

Suspend currently displayed automation type Command-click the control Ctrl-click the control name in
on a track name in the Track View the Track View selector
selector

Vertically constrain automation movement Press Shift and move automa- Press Shift and move auto-
tion with Grabber tool mation with Grabber tool

Write new breakpoint to next automation Press and hold Option+Shift Press and hold Alt+Shift
value while writing a breakpoint while writing a breakpoint
(by clicking with the Grabber (by clicking with the Grabber
tool in a track’s Automation tool in a track’s Automation
playlist) playlist)

Write new breakpoint to previous automation Press and hold Com- Press and hold Ctrl+Alt while
value mand+Option while writing a writing a breakpoint
breakpoint (by clicking with the (by clicking with the Grabber
Grabber tool in a track’s tool in a track’s Automation
Automation playlist) playlist)

AutoMatch all controls on a track Command-click the Automa- Ctrl-click the Automation
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) tion Mode selector on the track Mode selector on the track

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Action Mac Windows

AutoMatch all controls of one automation In the Automation window, In the Automation window,
type (Pro Tools Ultimate only) Command-click the button for Ctrl-click the button for the
the automation type automation type

AutoMatch all controls of one automation Hold Command and press the Hold Ctrl and press the Chan-
type on a channel (Pro Tools Ultimate with Channel Strip Mode controls nel Strip Mode controls for
ICON control surface only) for the track whose controls the track whose controls you
you want to AutoMatch want to AutoMatch

AutoMatch a Pan control or the controls for Hold Command and press the Hold Ctrl and press the
an individual Insert or Send Rotary Encoder Select switch Rotary Encoder Select switch
(Pro Tools Ultimate with ICON control sur- for the control you want to for the control you want to
face only) AutoMatch AutoMatch

AutoMatch the controls for a plug-in dis- Hold Command and press the Hold Ctrl and press the
played in the Dynamics or EQ section Auto switch in the Dyn or EQ Auto switch in the Dyn or EQ
(Pro Tools Ultimate with ICON control sur- section of the console section of the console
face only)

Suspend preview (Pro Tools Ultimate only) In the Automation window, In the Automation window,
Command-click the Preview Ctrl-click the Preview button
button

Special Paste of automation data between Command+Control+V Start+Ctrl+V


different controls

Configure Write on Stop modes to remain Option-click one of the Write Alt-click one of the Write On
enabled after an automation pass On Stop modes (Start, End, or Stop modes (Start, End, or
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) All) to enable the Write On All) to enable the Write On
Stop mode Stop mode

Display Automation playlist of automation- Command-Control-click on Ctrl-Start-click on control


enabled plug-in control, track volume, or control
track pan

Delete* Backspace Backspace

Cut* Command+X Ctrl+X

Copy* Command+C Ctrl+C

Duplicate* Command+D Ctrl+D

Clear* Command+B Ctrl+B

Insert Silence Command+Shift+E Ctrl+Shift+E

*Hold down Control (Mac) or Start (Win) during the shortcut to affect all Automation playlists on the track.

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Fades

Action Mac Windows

Create Fades (open Fades dialog) Command+F Ctrl+F

Apply crossfade without opening Fades Command+Control+F (uses Ctrl+Start+F (uses last
dialog last selected fade shape) selected fade shape)

Fade to Start Control+D Start+D

Fade to End Control+G Start+G

Fades Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog Option-drag fade-in curve Alt-drag fade-in curve (“None”
(“None” Link mode only) mode only)

Edit crossfade-out only in Fades dialog Command-drag fade-out curve Ctrl-drag fade-out curve
(“None” Link mode only) (“None” Link mode only)

Audition start/stop in Fades dialog Spacebar Spacebar

Reset to default zoom in Fades dialog Command-click on Zoom In or Ctrl-click on Zoom In or


Zoom Out buttons Zoom Out buttons

Reset standard or S-shape crossfades to Option-click fade curve in Alt-click fade curve in
default curves crossfade fade window crossfade fade window
(“Equal Power” and “Equal (“Equal Power” and “Equal
Gain” Link modes only) Gain” Link modes only)

Cycle up/down through Out Shape parame- Control+Up/Down Arrow keys Start+Up/Down Arrow keys
ter options

Cycle up/down through In Shape parameter Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys
options

Cycle up/down through Link parameter Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down Arrow keys
options

Cycle up/down through preset Out Shape Control+Left/Right Arrow keys Start+Left/Right Arrow keys
curves

Cycle up/down through preset In Shape Option+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys
curves

Recall the corresponding preset. 1–5 on the numeric keypad 1–5 on the numeric keypad

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View Menu

Action Mac Windows

View Narrow Mix window option Command+Option+M Ctrl+Alt+M

View Real-Time Properties window Option+4 (on the numeric Alt+4 (on the numeric
keypad) keypad)

Expand (or collapse) Send <n> (A-J) Command-click a Send Control-click a Send selector
selector

Expand (or collapse) all Sends (A–E, or F–J) Command+Option-click a Control+Alt-click a Send
Send selector selector

Track Menu

Action Mac Windows

New Track Command+Shift+N Ctrl+Shift+N

Group Tracks Command+G (with two or Ctrl+G (with two or more


more tracks selected) tracks selected)

Duplicate Tracks Option+Shift+D Alt+Shift+D

Commit Track Option+Shift+C Alt+Shift+C

Bounce Track Command+Option+Shift+B Control+Alt+Shift+B

Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring Option+K Alt+K


(Pro Tools LE only)

Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Record Option+K Alt+K


Tracks to Auto Input (Pro Tools Ultimate)

Scroll to Track number Command+Option+F Ctrl+Alt+F

Clear all Clip indicators Option+C Alt+C

Commit Tracks Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Cycle through Commit options Command+Up/Down Arrow Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow keys


keys

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Action Mac Windows

Cycle through Source Track options Command+ Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys


Left/Right Arrow keys

Add New Tracks

Action Mac Windows

Add a new track of the same type and channel Double-click empty area of Double-click empty area of
width as the last new track (Audio, Aux, the Mix or Edit windows, or the Mix or Edit windows, or
Instrument, VCA Master, MIDI, or Master Tracks List Tracks List
Fader)

Add a new Audio track of the same channel Command-double-click Control-double-click empty
width as the last new track empty area of Mix or Edit area of the Mix or Edit
windows, or Tracks List windows, or Tracks List

Add a new Auxiliary Input track of the same Control-double-click empty Start-double-click empty area
channel width as the last new track area of Mix or Edit windows, of the Mix or Edit windows, or
or Tracks List Tracks List

Add a new Master Fader track of the same Shift-double-click empty area Shift-double-click empty area
channel width as the last new track of Mix or Edit windows, or of the Mix or Edit windows, or
Tracks List Tracks List

Add a new stereo Instrument track Option-double-click empty Alt-double-click empty area
area of Mix or Edit windows, of the Mix or Edit windows, or
or Tracks List Tracks List

New Tracks Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Cycle through Track Type choices Command+ Ctrl+Up/Down Arrow keys


Up/Down Arrow keys

Cycle through Track Format choices Command+ Ctrl+Left/Right Arrow keys


Left/Right Arrow keys

Cycle through Track Timebase choices Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down Arrow


Up/Down Arrow keys keys

Add or delete a Track Entry field Command+Plus/Minus (+/–) Ctrl+Plus/Minus (+/–) keys,
keys or Command+ or Ctrl+Shift+Up/Down Arrow
Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys keys

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Action Mac Windows

Re-arrange Track Entry field (move up/down) Drag the Move Row icon (at Drag the Move Row icon (at
the right of each Track Entry the right of each Track Entry
row) to desired position row) to desired position

Clip Menu

Action Mac Windows

Mute/Unmute Clips Command+M Ctrl+M

Lock/Unlock Clips Command+L Ctrl+L

Time Lock/Unlock the selected Clip Option+Control+L Alt+Start+L

Bring to Front Option+Shift+F Alt+Shift+F

Send to Back Option+Shift+B Alt+Shift+B

Group Clips Command+Option+G Ctrl+Alt+G

Ungroup Clips Command+Option+U Ctrl+Alt+U

Regroup Clips Command+Option+R Ctrl+Alt+R

Loop Clip Command+Option+L Ctrl+Alt+L

Capture Clip Command+R Ctrl+R

Identify Sync Point Command+Comma (,) Ctrl+Comma (,)

Quantize Clip to Nearest Grid Command+0 (zero) Ctrl+0

Open Elastic Properties windows Option+5 (on numeric keypad) Alt+5 (on numeric keypad)

Clip List

Action Mac Windows

Select Clip by name Click the Clip List a–z button, Click the Clip List a–z button,
then type the first letters of then type the first letters of
the desired Clip the desired Clip

Find Clip Command+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F

Clear Find Command+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+D

Show/Hide Audio Clips Command+Shift+1 Ctrl+Shift+1


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

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Action Mac Windows

Show/Hide MIDI Clips Command+Shift+2 Ctrl+Shift+2


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show/Hide Groups Command+Shift+3 Ctrl+Shift+3


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show/Hide Auto-Created Clip Command+Option+K Ctrl+Alt+k

Select All Clips in Clip List Command+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+A

Select Unused Clips Command+Shift+U Ctrl+Shift+U

Clear selected Clips Command+Shift+B Ctrl+Shift+B

Rename selected Clips Command+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+R

Time Stamp selected Clips Command+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+M

Export Clip Definition Command+Shift+Y Ctrl+Shift+Y

Export Clips as Files Command+Shift+K Ctrl+Shift+K

Select or deselect a Clip Command-click a Clip Ctrl-click a Clip

Select multiple contiguous Clips Click one Clip, then Shift-click Click one Clip, then Shift-click
another Clip to select or another Clip to select or
deselect all Clips between deselect all Clips between

Select or deselect multiple discontiguous Place the cursor to the left of Place the cursor to the left of
Clips with the Marquee the names in the Clip List. the names in the Clip List.
When the Marquee (“+”) When the Marquee (“+”)
appears, hold Command and appears, hold Ctrl and drag to
drag to select or deselect the select or deselect the desired
desired Clips Clips.

Bypass dialogs during deletion of audio files Option-click Delete or Yes Alt-click Delete or Yes when
when prompted prompted

Audition Clip in Clip List Option-click and hold on Clip Alt-click and hold on Clip
in Clip List in Clip List

Rename Clip/file Double-click Clip in Clip List, Double-click Clip in Clip List,
or double-click with Grabber or double-click with Grabber
tool on Clip in playlist tool on Clip in playlist

Constrain Clip placement to start at play/edit Control and drag Clip Start-click and drag Clip
cursor location or selection start

Constrain Clip placement to end at play/edit Command+Control Start+Ctrl


cursor location or selection end and drag Clip and drag Clip

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Track List

Action Mac Windows

Show/Hide all tracks Option-click on any Alt-click on any


Track Show/Hide icon in Track Show/Hide icon in
Track List Track List

Select all tracks Option-click on any Track Alt-click on any Track Name
Name in Track List in Track List

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Mix Group List and Edit Group List

Action Mac Windows

Suspend All Groups Command+Shift+G, or Ctrl+Shift+G, or


Command-click on Groups Ctrl-click on Groups
pop-up menu pop-up menu

Rename group Double-click to far left of Double-click to far left of


Group name in Group List Group name in Group List

Group enable/disable Click the Group List Key- Click Group List Keyboard
board Focus, then type the Focus, then type the letter
letter corresponding to corresponding to desired
desired group group

Select all tracks in a group Click to the left of a Group Click to the left of a Group
name in Group List name in Group List

Temporarily isolate channel strip from Groups Control-click (or Right-click) Start-click (or Right-click)
applicable Group parameter applicable Group parameter

Show group members only Control-click on Group(s) in Start-click on Group(s) in


Group List Group List

Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs

Action Mac Windows

Add selected track to a group in Tracks View Press A Press A

Remove selected track from a group in Tracks Press R Press R


View

Select or deselect all attributes in Attributes Option-Shift-click any Alt-Shift-click any attribute
View attribute

Select or deselect all attributes for a single Control-click any attribute in a Start-click any attribute in a
Send or Insert (across a row) in Attributes row row
View

Select or deselect attributes for a single con- Option-click any attribute in a Alt-click any attribute in a
trol across all Sends, all Inserts, or for the four column column
track controls (down a column) in Attributes
View

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Elastic Audio
The following shortcuts apply to Elastic Audio-enabled clips or tracks.

Action Mac Windows

Toggle between Real-Time and Rendered Command-Control-click the Ctrl-Start-click the Elastic
Elastic Audio processing Elastic Audio plug-in button Audio plug-in button

Add a Warp marker on top of an event With the Grabber tool, With the Grabber tool,
Control-click any Event marker Start-click any Event marker

Relocate a Warp marker (without applying With the Grabber or the With the Grabber or the
warping) Pencil tool, Control-click and Pencil tool, Start-click and
drag a Warp marker to a new drag a Warp marker to a new
location location

Delete a Warp marker Double-click a Warp marker, or Double-click a Warp marker,


with the Grabber or the Pencil or with the Grabber or the
tool, Option-click a Warp Pencil tool, Alt-click a Warp
marker marker

Delete all Warp markers in a selection Press Delete or Backspace Press Delete or Backspace

Telescope-Warp audio before first Warp With the Grabber tool, Option- With the Grabber tool, Alt-
marker in or out click and drag first Event click and drag first Event
marker to the left or right marker to the left or right

Add an Event marker With the Grabber tool, With the Grabber tool,
Control-click at the location Start-click at the location
where you want to add an where you want to add an
Event marker Event marker

Delete an Event marker With the Graber Tool or With the Graber Tool or
Pencil tool, Option-click the Pencil tool, Alt-click the Event
Event marker you want to marker you want to delete
delete

Event Menu

Action Mac Windows

Open Time Operations window Option+1 Alt+1


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open Tempo Operations window Option+2 Alt+2


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open Event Operations window Option+3 Alt+3


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

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Action Mac Windows

Quantize (in Event Operations window) Option+0 Alt+0


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Change Duration Option+P Alt+P


(in Event Operations window)

Transpose (in Event Operations window) Option+T Alt+T

Select/Split Notes Option+Y Alt+Y


(in Event Operations window)

Open MIDI Event List window Option+Equal (=) Alt+Equal (=)

Open Beat Detective window Command+8 Ctrl+8


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Identify Beat Command+I Ctrl+I

All MIDI Notes Off Command+Shift+Period (.) Ctrl+Shift+Period (.)

MIDI Events List

Action Mac Windows

Enter start time field for editing Command+Enter Ctrl+Enter


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Event Filter dialog Command+F Ctrl+F

Go to Command+G Ctrl+G

Scroll to Edit selection Command+H Ctrl+H

Insert another event Command+M Ctrl+M

Insert note Command+N Ctrl+N

Insert Program Change Command+P Ctrl-P

Insert Controller Command+L Ctrl+L

Insert Poly Pressure Command+O (letter) Ctrl+O (letter)

Delete event in MIDI Events List Option-click Alt-click

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Step Input
The following shortcuts are available in the Event Operations Step Input window when the Enable
Numeric Keypad Shortcuts option is enabled.

Action Mac Windows

Whole note 1 1

1/2 note 2 2

1/4 note 4 4

1/8 note 5 5

1/16 note 6 6

1/32 note 7 7

1/64 note 8 8

Dotted note Decimal key (.) Decimal key (.)

Toggle Tuplet on/off 3 3

Next step Enter Enter

Undo step 0 0

Nudge forward Plus (+) Plus (+)

Nudge back Minus (–) Minus (–)

Select Main Location indicator Equals (=) Equals (=)

Edit Selection indicators / /

Options Menu

Action Mac Windows

Transport Online Command+J Ctrl+J

Video Track Online Command+Shift+J Ctrl+Shift+J

Cycle Video Track Online through all shown Shift+J Shift+J


video tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Auto-Spot Clips Command+P Ctrl+P

Additional Options menu commands are in Playback and Recording

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Setup Menu

Action Mac Windows

Session Setup window Command+2 Ctrl+2


(on the numeric keypad) (on the numeric keypad)

Peripherals Dialog
.

Action Mac Windows

Go to Synchronization window Command+1 Ctrl+1

Go to Machine Control window Command+2 Ctrl+2

Go to MIDI Controllers window Command+3 Ctrl+3

Go to Ethernet Controllers window Command+4 Ctrl+4

Go to Mic Preamps window Command+5 Ctrl+5


(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Preferences Dialog
.

Action Mac Windows

Go to Display window Command+1 Ctrl+1

Go to Operation window Command+2 Ctrl+2

Go to Editing window Command+3 Ctrl+3

Go to Automation window Command+4 Ctrl+4

Go to Processing window Command+5 Ctrl+5

Go to MIDI window Command+6 Ctrl+6

Go to Machine Control window Command+7 Ctrl+7

Window Menu

Action Mac Windows

Toggle Mix and Edit windows Command+Equal (=) Ctrl+Equal (=)

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Action Mac Windows

Hide All Floating Windows Command+Option+ Ctrl+Alt+


Control+W Start+W

Show Window Configuration List Command+Option+J Ctrl+Alt+J

Show Task Manager Option+Apostrophe (‘) Alt+Apostrophe (‘)

Show Workspace Option+Semicolon (;) Alt+Semicolon (;)

Show Project Option+O Alt+O

Bring to Front Option+J Alt+J

Send to Back Option+Shift+J Alt+Shift+J

Show Transport Command+1 Ctrl+1


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Big Counter Command+3 Ctrl+3


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Automation Enable Command+4 Ctrl+4


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Memory Locations Command+5 Ctrl+5


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Machine Track Arming Command+6 Ctrl+6


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Video Universe window Command+7 Ctrl+7


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Video Command+9 Ctrl+9


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open MIDI Editor Control+Equal (=) Start+Equal (=)

Cycle through all open MIDI Editors Control+Equal (=)repeatedly Ctrl+Equal (=) repeatedly

Open Score Editor Option+Control+Equal (=) Alt+Start+Equal (=)

Access Video window commands Control-click (or Right-click) Right-click


in the Video window in the Video window

Access Video Universe window commands Control-click (or Right-click) Right-click in the
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) in the Video Universe window Video Universe window

Show/Hide Artist Chat window Command+Shift+= Control+Shift+=

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Window Configuration

Action Mac Windows

Add new Window Configuration or replace Period (.)+number Period (.)+number


existing one in Window Configuration List (1–99) +Plus (+) (1–99)+Plus (+)
(numeric keypad only) (numeric keypad only)

Recall a Window Configuration Period (.)+Window Period (.)+Window


Configuration number Configuration number
(1–99)+Asterisk (*) (1–99)+Asterisk (*)
(numeric keypad only) (numeric keypad only)

Import Audio Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Start/stop audition of currently selected audio Command+P or Spacebar


file/Clip Command+Spacebar

Add currently selected audio files to list Command+A Alt+S

Convert and import selected files Command+C Alt+C

Add currently selected audio Clips to list Command+A Alt+D

Convert and import selected Clips Command+C Alt+O

Remove currently selected Clips/files from Command+R (N/A)


Clips to Import field

Add All audio Clips/files to list Command+Option+A (N/A)

Convert and import all audio Clip/files Command+Option+C (N/A)

Remove all audio files/Clips from Clips in Cur- Command+Option+R (N/A)


rent File field

Random-access fwd/rew search selected file Drag slider to or Drag slider to or


click at new location click at new location

Audition selected file Command+P Alt+P

Move between file windows Tab Tab

Cancel Command+”.” (Period) or Escape


Escape

Done Command+W Alt+E

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Plug-In Inserts and Sends

Action Mac Windows

Bypass an insert (A–J) and all inserts below it Control-click the Insert Start-click the Insert
on a track Assignment button Assignment button

Bypass an insert (A–J) and all inserts below it Control+Option-click the Start+Alt-click the Insert
on all tracks Insert Assignment button Assignment button

Bypass (or unbypass) all inserts on selected Shift+A Shift+A


tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) inserts A–E on Shift+2 Shift+2


selected tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) inserts F–J on selected Shift+3 Shift+3


tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) all EQ plug-ins on Shift+E Shift+E


selected tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) all Dynamics plug-ins Shift+C Shift+C


on selected tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) all Reverb plug-ins on Shift+V Shift+V


selected tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) all Delay plug-ins on Shift+D Shift+D


selected tracks

Bypass (or unbypass) all Modulation plug-ins Shift+W Shift+W


on selected tracks

Mute (or unmute) Sends A–E on selected Shift+4 Shift+4


tracks

Mute (or unmute) Sends F–J on selected Shift+5 Shift+5


tracks

Mute (or unmute) all sends (A–J) on selected Shift+Q Shift+Q


tracks

Mute a send (A–J) and all sends below it on a Control-click the Send Start-click the Send
track Assignment button Assignment button

Mute a send (A–J) and all sends below it on Control+Option-click the Start+Alt-click the Send
all tracks Send Assignment button Assignment button

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Chapter 6: Pro Tools Menus Keyboard
Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides keyboard shortcuts for most of the menu commands.

File Menu

Action Mac Windows

New Session Command+N Control+N

Open Session Command+O Control+O

Open Recent Command+Shift+O Control+Shift+O

Close session Command+Shift+W Control+Shift+W

Save Session Command+S Control+S

Save As (sessions) or Command+Control+S Control+Start+S


Save As New Version (projects)

Open Revision History window (projects only) Command+Control+O Control+Start+O

Bounce to Disk Command+Option+B Control+Alt+B

Import Session Data Shift+Option+I Shift+Alt+I

Import Audio Command+Shift+I Control+Shift+I

Import MIDI Command+Option+l Control+Alt+l

Print Score from Pro Tools Session Command+P Control+P

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Edit Menu

Action Mac Windows

Undo Command+Z Control+Z

Redo Command+Shift+Z Control+Shift+Z

Restore Last Selection Command+Option+Z Control+Alt+Z

Cut Command+X Control+X

Copy Command+C Control+C

Paste Command+V Control+V

Clear Command+B Control+B

Select All Command+A Control+A

Cut Special Cut Clip Gain Control+Shift+X Start+Shift+X

Cut Special Cut Clip Effects Command+Option+Control+X Control+Alt+Start+X


(Pro Tools Ultimate Only)

Copy Special Copy Clip Gain Control+Shift+C Start+Shift+C

Copy Special Copy Clip Effects Command+Option+Control+C Control+Option+Start+C


(Pro Tools Ultimate Only)

Paste Special Merge Option+M Alt+M

Paste Special Repeat to Fill Selection Command+Option+V Control+Alt+V

Paste Special to Current Automation Type Command+Control+V Control+Start+V

Clear Special Clear Clip Gain Control+Shift+B Start+Shift+B

Clear Special Clear Clip Effects Command+Option+Control+B Control+Alt+Start+B

Change Timeline Selection to Edit Selection Option+Shift+6 (on numeric Alt+Shift+6


keypad)

Change Edit Selection to Match Timeline Option+Shift+5 (on numeric Alt+Shift+5


Selection keypad)

Play Edit Selection Option+[ Alt+[

Play Timeline Selection (in Dynamic Trans- Option+] Alt+]


port Mode or when Link Timeline and Edit
Selection is disabled)

Duplicate selection Command+D Control+D

Repeat selection Option+R Alt+R

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Action Mac Windows

Shift selection Option+H Alt+H

Insert Silence Command+Shift+E Control+Shift+E

Trim Clip to Selection Command+T Control+T

Trim Clip Start to Insertion Option+Shift+7 Alt+Shift+7

Trim Clip End to Insertion Option+Shift+8 Alt+Shift+8

Trim Clip to File Start Command+Control+R Control+Start+R

Trim Clip to File End Command+Control+Y Control+Start+Y

Trim Clip to File Boundaries Command+Control+T Control+Start+T

Separate Clip at Selection Command+E Control+E

Heal Separation Command+H Control+H

Consolidate Clip Option+Shift+3 Alt+Shift+3

Mute/Unmute Clips Command+M Control+M

Copy Selection to Target Playlist Option+Shift+Up Arrow Alt+Shift+Up Arrow

Copy Selection to New Playlist Option+Shift+Down Arrow Alt+Shift+Down Arrow

Move Selection to Target Playlist Option+Shift+T Alt+Shift+T

Move Selection to New Playlist Option+Shift+N Alt+Shift+N

Strip Silence Command+U Control+U

TCE Edit to Timeline selection Option+Shift+U Alt+Shift+U


(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

View Menu

Action Mac Windows

View Narrow Mix window option Command+Option+M Control+Alt+M

Show/Hide Universe display Option+7 Alt+7

Show/Hide Clip Effects display Option+6 Alt+6

View Real-Time Properties window Option+4 Alt+4


(on the numeric keypad) (on the numeric keypad)

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Action Mac Windows

Expand (or collapse) Send <n> (A-J) Command-click a Send Control-click a Send selector
selector

Expand (or collapse) all Sends (A–E, or F–J) Command-Option-click a Control-Alt-click a Send
Send selector selector

Track Menu

Action Mac Windows

New Track Command+Shift+N Control+Shift+N

Group Tracks Command+G (with two or Control+G (with two or more


more tracks selected) tracks selected)

Duplicate Tracks Option+Shift+D Alt+Shift+D

Commit Track Option+Shift+C Alt+Shift+C

Bounce Track Command+Option+Shift+B Control+Alt+Shift+B

Save Track Preset Option+Shift+P Alt+Shift+P

Auto Input Monitoring/Input Only Monitoring Option+K Alt+K


(Pro Tools only)

Set Record Tracks to Input Only/Set Record Option+K Alt+K


Tracks to Auto Input (Pro Tools Ultimate)

Scroll to Track number Command+Option+F Control+Alt+F

Clear all Clip indicators Option+C Alt+C

Clip Menu

Action Mac Windows

Lock/Unlock Clips Command+L Control+L

Time Lock/Unlock the selected Clip Option+Control+L Alt+Start+L

Bring to Front Option+Shift+F Alt+Shift+F

Send to Back Option+Shift+B Alt+Shift+B

Group Clips Command+Option+G Control+Alt+G

Ungroup Clips Command+Option+U Control+Alt+U

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Action Mac Windows

Regroup Clips Command+Option+R Control+Alt+R

Loop Clip Command+Option+L Control+Alt+L

Capture Clip Command+R Control+R

Rename Command+Option+Shift+R Control+Alt+Shift+R

Identify Sync Point Command+Comma (,) Control+Comma (,)

Quantize Clip to Nearest Grid Command+0 (zero) Control+0

Open Elastic Properties windows Option+5 (on numeric keypad) Alt+5 (on numeric keypad)

Event Menu

Action Mac Windows

Open Time Operations window Option+1 Alt+1


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open Tempo Operations window Option+2 Alt+2


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open Event Operations window Option+3 Alt+3


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Quantize (in Event Operations window) Option+0 (zero) Alt+0 (zero)

Change Duration Option+P Alt+P


(in Event Operations window)

Transpose (in Event Operations window) Option+T Alt+T

Select/Split Notes Option+Y Alt+Y


(in Event Operations window)

Open Real Time Properties window Option+4 Alt+4


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open Beat Detective window Command+8 Control+8


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Identify Beat Command+I Control+I

All MIDI Notes Off Command+Shift+Period (.) Control+Shift+Period (.)

Retrospective Record Option+Shift+Z Alt+Shift+Z

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Options Menu

Action Mac Windows

Transport Online Command+J Control+J

Video Track Online Command+Shift+J Control+Shift+J

Cycle Video Track Online through all shown Shift+J Shift+J


video tracks (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Auto-Spot Clips Command+P Control+P

Edit Tool Mode Keyboard Lock Control+Shift+T Start+Shift+T

Additional Options menu commands are in Playback and Recording

Setup Menu

Action Mac Windows

Session Setup window Command+2 Control+2


(on the numeric keypad) (on the numeric keypad)

Window Menu

Action Mac Windows

Toggle Mix and Edit windows Command+Equal (=) Control+Equal (=)

Hide All Floating Windows Command+Option+ Control+Alt+


Control+W Start+W

Show Window Configuration List Command+Option+J Control+Alt+J

Show Task Manager Option+Apostrophe (‘) Alt+Apostrophe (‘)

Open new Workspace (default) Option+I Alt+I

Open new Workspace (Soundbase) Option+Control+I Alt+Start+I

Show/Hide Workspace (volumes) Option+Semicolon (;) Alt+Semicolon (;)

Show Project Option+O Alt+O

Bring to Front Option+J Alt+J

Send to Back Option+Shift+J Alt+Shift+J

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Action Mac Windows

Show Transport Command+1 Control+1


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Big Counter Command+3 Control+3


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Automation Enable Command+4 Control+4


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Memory Locations Command+5 Control+5


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Machine Track Arming Command+6 Control+6


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Video Universe window Command+7 Control+7


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Video Command+9 Control+9


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Open MIDI Editor Control+Equal (=) Start+Equal (=)

Open Docked MIDI Editor Shift+Option+Control+ Shift+Alt+Start+Equal (=)


Equal (=)

Cycle through all open MIDI Editors Control+Equal (=) repeatedly Control+Equal (=) repeatedly

Open MIDI Event List window Option+Equal (=) Alt+Equal (=)

Open Score Editor Option+Control+Equal (=) Alt+Start+Equal (=)

Access Video window commands Control-click (or Right-click) Right-click


in the Video window in the Video window

Access Video Universe window commands Control-click (or Right-click) Right-click in the
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) in the Video Universe window Video Universe window

Show/Hide Artist Chat window Command+Shift+= Control+Shift+=

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Chapter 7: Dialog Windows Keyboard
Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides keyboard shortcuts for many of the dialog windows accessed from Pro Tools menus.

Revision History
(Projects Only)

Action Mac Windows

Open Revision History window Command+Control+O Control+Start+O

Close Revision History window Esc Esc

Navigate up and down through the Revision Up and Down Arrows Up and Down Arrows
History list

Show or Hide the Save history for the Left and Right Arrows Left and Right Arrows
selected version in the Revision History list

Restore the selected version in the Revision R R


History list

Import data from the selected version in the I I


Revision History list into the currently active
version

Delete the selected version in the Revision D D


History list

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Bounce Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Add a new Bounce Source row Command+Shift+”+” (plus) Control+Shift+”+” (plus)


or or
Command+Shift+Down arrow Control+Shift+Down arrow

Remove bottom Bounce Source row Command+Shift+”–” (minus) Control+Shift+”–” (minus)


or or
Command+Shift+Up arrow Control+Shift+Down arrow

Missing Files Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Skip all missing files Command+S Control+S

Manually find and relink all missing files Command+M Control+M

Automatically find and relink all missing files Command+A Control+A

Regenerate missing fades Command+R Control+R

Regenerate missing render files Command+D Control+D

Fade Dialogs

Action Mac Windows

Edit crossfade-in only in Fades dialog Option-drag fade-in curve Alt-drag fade-in curve (“None”
(“None” Link mode only) mode only)

Edit crossfade-out only in Fades dialog Command-drag fade-out curve Control-drag fade-out curve
(“None” Link mode only) (“None” Link mode only)

Audition start/stop in Fades dialog Spacebar Spacebar

Reset to default zoom in Fades dialog Command-click on Zoom In or Control-click on Zoom In or


Zoom Out buttons Zoom Out buttons

Reset standard or S-shape crossfades to Option-click fade curve in Alt-click fade curve in
default curves crossfade fade window crossfade fade window
(“Equal Power” and “Equal (“Equal Power” and “Equal
Gain” Link modes only) Gain” Link modes only)

Recall the corresponding preset Control+1–5 Start+1–5

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Action Mac Windows

Fade In/Fade Out dialogs: cycle through Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down Arrow keys
In/Out Shape options

Fade In/Fade Out dialogs: cycle through Left/Right Arrow keys Left/Right Arrow keys
preset In/Out preset Shape curves

Fade In/Fade Out dialogs: cycle through Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys
Slope options

Crossfade dialog: cycle through Link In/Out Up/Down Arrow keys Up/Down Arrow keys
options

Crossfade dialog: cycle through In Shape Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys
options (Link = None)

Crossfade dialog: cycle through In preset Option+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys
Shape curves (Link = None)

Crossfade dialog: cycle through Out Shape Command+Up/Down Arrow Control+Up/Down Arrow keys
options (Link = None) keys

Crossfade dialog: cycle through Out preset Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow
Shape curves (Link = None) keys keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through In Shape Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys Shift+Up/Down Arrow keys
options

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through In preset Shift+Left/Right Arrow keys Shift+Left/Right Arrow keys
Shape curves

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through In Slope Command+Shift+Up/Down Control+Shift+Up/Down


options Arrow keys Arrow keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Crossfade Command+Option+Up/Down Control+Alt+Up/Down Arrow


Link options Arrow keys keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Crossfade Option+Up/Down Arrow keys Alt+Up/Down Arrow keys
In Shape options (Link = None)

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Crossfade Option+Left/Right Arrow keys Alt+Left/Right Arrow keys
In preset Shape curves (Link = None)

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Crossfade Option+Shift+Up/Down Arrow Alt+Shift+Up/Down Arrow
Out Shape options (Link = None) keys keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Crossfade Option+Shift+Left/Right Arrow Alt+Shift+Left/Right Arrow
Out preset Shape curves (Link = None) keys keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Out Shape Command+Up/Down Arrow Control+Up/Down Arrow keys
options keys

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Out preset Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow
Shape curves keys keys

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Action Mac Windows

Batch Fade dialog: cycle through Out Slope Command+Control+Up/Down Control+Start+Up/Down


options Arrow keys Arrow keys

Commit Tracks Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Cycle through Commit options Command+Up/Down Arrow Control+Up/Down Arrow


keys keys

Cycle through Source Track options Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow


keys keys

New Tracks Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Cycle through Track Type choices Command+Up/Down Arrow Control+Up/Down Arrow


keys keys

Cycle through Track Format choices Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow


keys keys

Cycle through Track Timebase choices Command+Option+ Control+Alt+Up/Down Arrow


Up/Down Arrow keys keys

Add or delete a Track Entry field Command+Plus/Minus (+/–) Control+Plus/Minus (+/–)


keys or Command+Shift+ keys, or Con-
Up/Down Arrow keys trol+Shift+Up/Down Arrow
keys

Re-arrange Track Entry field (move up/down) Drag the Move Row icon (at Drag the Move Row icon (at
the right of each Track Entry the right of each Track Entry
row) to desired position row) to desired position

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Batch Track Rename and Batch Clip Rename Dialogs

Action Mac Windows

Replace Command+R Control+R

Trim Command+T Control+T

Add Command+D Control+D

Numbering Command+N Control+N

Save Track Presets Dialog


The following shortcuts apply to the Save Track Presets dialog.

Action Mac Windows

To open the Save Tracks Presets dialog for Option+Shift+P Alt+Shift+P


selected tracks

To cycle through the available Categories Command+Left/Right Arrow Control+Left/Right Arrow


keys keys

To cycle through the Name menu Command+Up/Down Arrow Control+Up/Down Arrow


keys keys

To enable or disable the Include Audio and Command+I Control+I


Media Clips option.

To enable or disable the Clips in Edit Selec- Command+N Control+N


tion Only option

To enable or disable the Auto-populate Tags Command+T Control+T


from Track Data option

To open the Track Data To Recall Dialog Command+R Control+R

Create Group and Modify Group Dialogs

Action Mac Windows

Add selected track to a group in Tracks View Press A Press A

Remove selected track from a group in Tracks Press R Press R


View

Select or deselect all attributes in Attributes Option-Shift-click any Alt-Shift-click any attribute
View attribute

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Action Mac Windows

Select or deselect all attributes for a single Control-click any attribute in a Start-click any attribute in a
Send or Insert (across a row) in Attributes row row
View

Select or deselect attributes for a single con- Option-click any attribute in a Alt-click any attribute in a
trol across all Sends, all Inserts, or for the four column column
track controls (down a column) in Attributes
View

MIDI Events List

Action Mac Windows

Enter start time field for editing Command+Enter Control+Enter


(on numeric keypad) (on numeric keypad)

Show Event Filter dialog Command+F Control+F

Go to Command+G Control+G

Scroll to Edit selection Command+H Control+H

Insert another event Command+M Control+M

Insert note Command+N Control+N

Insert Program Change Command+P Control-P

Insert Controller Command+L Control+L

Insert Poly Pressure Command+O (letter) Control+O (letter)

Delete event in MIDI Events List Option-click Alt-click

Step Input
The following shortcuts are available in the Event Operations Step Input window when the Enable
Numeric Keypad Shortcuts option is enabled.

Action Mac Windows

Whole note 1 1

1/2 note 2 2

1/4 note 4 4

1/8 note 5 5

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Action Mac Windows

1/16 note 6 6

1/32 note 7 7

1/64 note 8 8

Dotted note Decimal key (.) Decimal key (.)

Toggle Tuplet on/off 3 3

Next step Enter Enter

Undo step 0 0

Nudge forward Plus (+) Plus (+)

Nudge back Minus (–) Minus (–)

Select Main Location indicator Equals (=) Equals (=)

Edit Selection indicators / /

Peripherals Dialog
.

Action Mac Windows

Go to Synchronization page Command+1 Control+1

Go to Machine Control page Command+2 Control+2

Go to MIDI Controllers page Command+3 Control+3

Go to Ethernet Controllers page Command+4 Control+4

Go to Mic Preamps page Command+5 Control+5


(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Go to Satellites page Command+6 Control+6

Go to VENUE page Command+7 Control+7

Preferences Dialog
.

Action Mac Windows

Go to Display page Command+1 Control+1

Go to Operation page Command+2 Control+2

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Action Mac Windows

Go to Editing page Command+3 Control+3

Go to Mixing page Command+4 Control+4

Go to Metering page Command+5 Control+5

Go to Processing page Command+6 Control+6

Go to MIDI page Command+7 Control+7

Go to Collaboration page Command+8 Control+8

Go to Synchronization page Command+9 Control+9

Import Audio Dialog

Action Mac Windows

Start/stop audition of currently selected audio Command+P or Spacebar


file/Clip Command+Spacebar

Add currently selected audio files to list Command+A Alt+S

Convert and import selected files Command+C Alt+C

Add currently selected audio Clips to list Command+A Alt+D

Convert and import selected Clips Command+C Alt+O

Remove currently selected Clips/files from Command+R (N/A)


Clips to Import field

Add All audio Clips/files to list Command+Option+A (N/A)

Convert and import all audio Clip/files Command+Option+C (N/A)

Remove all audio files/Clips from Clips in Cur- Command+Option+R (N/A)


rent File field

Random-access fwd/rew search selected file Drag slider to or Drag slider to or


click at new location click at new location

Audition selected file Command+P Alt+P

Move between file windows Tab Tab

Cancel Command+”.” (Period) or Escape


Escape

Done Command+W Alt+E

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Chapter 8: Workspace Shortcuts

Pro Tools provides shortcuts for managing and auditioning files in Workspace browsers.

Global Workspace Shortcuts

Action Mac Windows

Show/Hide Workspace (Volumes) Option+Semicolon (;) Alt+Semicolon

Open a new Workspace (default) Option+I Alt+I

Open new Workspace (Soundbase) Option+Control+I Alt+Start+I

Open a new Workspace browser focused Option+O Alt+O


on the Project

Open a new Workspace browser from a Command-double-click a Control-double-click a


selected volume, catalog, or folder volume, catalog, or folder in the volume, catalog, or folder in
currently open Workspace the currently open Workspace
or or
Option+Down arrow Alt+Down arrow

Move up one level in a browser Command+Up arrow Control+Up arrow

Open the Task Manager window Option+Apostrophe (‘) Alt+Apostrophe (‘)

Bring all browsers to the foreground Option+J Alt+J

Send all browsers to the back Option+Shift+J Alt+Shift+J

Open a selected folder in the current Command+Down arrow Control+Down arrow


Workspace browser:

Open a selected folder in its own new Command+Option+Down arrow Control+Alt+Down arrow
Workspace browser:

Cycle to previous/next browsers Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Left/Right Arrow


keys

Simple search Command+F Control+F

Advanced search on a selected or Command+Shift+F Control+Shift+F


checked items in the Locations pane

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Action Mac Windows

Switch from advanced search to simple Command+Shift+F Control+Shift+F


search or vice versa

Add row of search criteria to Advanced Shift+”+” (plus) Shift+”+” (plus)


search

Remove row or search criteria from Shift+”–” (minus) Shift+”–” (minus)


Advanced search

View presets in Workspace browsers Control+1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Start+1, 2, 3, 4, or 5

Incrementally zoom waveform vertically Command+Option+[ or Press Control+Alt+[ or Con-


preview Command+Option+] trol+Alt+ ]

Auditioning

Action Mac Windows

Browser Item: Start or stop auditioning from Spacebar Spacebar


head (when Spacebar Toggle File Preview is
enabled)
– or –
Audio Import dialog:
Start or stop auditioning from head

Browser Item: Start or stop loop auditioning Option+Spacebar Alt+Spacebar


from head

Start or stop preview when browser is Command+P Control+P


front-most window

Stop preview when browser is Escape Escape


front-most window

Start and stop Context Preview in the Press Esc or Command+P Press Esc or Control+P
front-most browser during session playback

Enable/disable Loop Preview mode Control-click Start-click


the Preview button the Preview button

Enable/disable Auto-Preview mode Command-click the Preview Control-click the Preview but-
button ton

Import Audio dialog: Start or stop auditioning Command+P Alt+P

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Delete or Duplicate

Action Mac Windows

Clip List: Delete selected Clip from the Delete Delete


timeline
– or –
Browser Item: Delete items from the
browser/disk

Delete locked files selected in a browser Command+Delete Control+Delete

Delete any selected browser item, and Option+Delete Alt+Delete


suppresses any warning dialog

Create duplicates of any selected files Command+D Control+D

Mouse Click

Action Mac Windows

Select contiguous items in a browser or Shift-click Shift-click


column headers

Select all of the files in a multichannel file in a Option+Shift-click Alt+Shift-click


browser

Column Headers: Make a secondary sort Option-click Alt-click


order
– or –
Clip List: Audition a file
– or –
Browser Find Button: Cancel a search, and
closes the Search pane
– or –
Browser Close Box: Close all open browsers

Column Header: Access list of columns that Control-click in any Work- Start-click (or Right-click) in
can be shown or hidden space column label any Workspace column label

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Action Mac Windows

Browser Back Button: Open the navigation Command-click Control-click


menu
– or –
Browser Items: Select discontiguous items
– or –
Column Headers: Select discontinuous
column headers
– or –
Browser Up Button: Open menu for
navigating up several levels
– or –
Browser View Preset Buttons: Store column
order and width, and sort order

Clip List: Select a Clip without changing which Control-click Control-double-click


Clip is highlighted in Timeline

Browser Items: Open a new window and Command-double-click Control-double-click


leave the original window open

Drag and Drop

Action Mac Windows

Browser Item: From one folder to another Option-drag and drop Alt-drag and drop
folder on the same volume, create a copy of
that item in the target location
– or –
Browser Media File to Clip List or Timeline:
Create a copy of the media file in the ses-
sion’s Audio Files folder

Browser File: Import to Timeline and create a Shift-drag and drop Shift-drag and drop
new track

Waveform Display: Set sync point and spots Command-drag and drop Control-drag and drop
to Timeline
– or –
Clip List: Open the Replace Clip dialog
(Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Waveform Display: Set the sync point and Command+Option-drag and Control-Alt-drag and drop
spot to the Timeline and copy the audio file drop

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Action Mac Windows

Clip List: Snap to head Control-drag and drop Start-drag and drop
– or –
Browser Audio File, from Name or Icon: Snap
to head
– or –
Browser Audio File, from Waveform Display:
Spot to temporary sync point

Browser Audio File to Timeline: Snap to head Control+Option-drag and Start-Alt-drag and drop
and copy the audio file to the session’s Audio drop
Files folder

Clip List: Snap to sync point Control+Shift-drag and drop Start-Shift-drag and drop
– or –
Browser Item: Snap to sync point

Browser Item: Snap to sync point and copy Control+Option-Shift-drag Start-Alt-Shift-drag and drop
the audio file to the session’s Audio Files and drop
folder

Clip List: Snap to tail Control+Command-drag and Start+Control-drag and drop


– or – drop
Browser Item: Snap to tail

Browser Item: Snap to tail and copy the audio Control+Command+Option- Start+Control+Alt
file to the session’s Audio Files folder drag and drop drag and drop

Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor Control-Command-Shift Start+Control+-Shift


drag and drop drag and drop

Browser Item: Spot with variable cursor and Control+Command+Option+ Start+Control-Alt+Shift-drag


copy the audio file to the session’s Audio Files Shift-drag and drop and drop
folder

Navigation

Action Mac Windows

Selection up Up Arrow key Up Arrow key

Selection down Down Arrow key Down Arrow key

Scroll Page up Page Up Page Up

Scroll Page down Page Down Page Down

Scroll to top of browser Home Home

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Action Mac Windows

Scroll to bottom of browser End End

Scroll to track Command+Option+F Control+Alt+F

Up one browser level (same as Up arrow Command+Up Arrow key Control+Up Arrow key
icon)

Open folder (new window) Command+Down Arrow key Control+Down Arrow key

Open Show/Hide icon Right Arrow key Right Arrow key

Close Show/Hide icon Left Arrow key Left Arrow key

Cycle to next or previous browser Command+Left/Right Arrow keys Control+Left/Right Arrow


keys

Enter/exit Name Edit field Enter or Return Enter

Revert to original text Escape (Esc) key Escape (Esc) key

Open/close Search pane Command+F Control+F

Move to next Search field Tab Tab

Move to previous Search field Shift+Tab Shift+Tab

Soundbase

Action Mac Windows

Show/Hide Tags pane Command+Option+Control+T Control+Alt+Start+T

Show/Hide Assign Tags pop-up window Option+Control+T Alt+Start+T

Enable/Disable Favorites in the Assign Tags Control+F Start+F


pop-up window

Assign the number of Stars for Rating in the Control+0–5 Start+0–5


Assign Tags pop-up window

Show/Hide Favorites for the selected Loca- Command+Option+Control+F Control+Alt+Start+F


tion or search results

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Chapter 9: Deck Control and Satellite
Command Shortcuts

These command shortcuts, used to control a remote deck or a Pro Tools Satellite system, are available in
Pro Tools | Ultimate Software.

General Deck Control Commands

Action Mac Windows

Rewind Shift+< Shift+<

Fast Forward Shift+> Shift+>

Shuttle Backward Option+comma Start+comma

Shuttle Forward Option+period Start+period

Toggle Transport Master Command+\ Control+\

All Transport Buttons Off/Unthread Tape Command+period Control+period

Search Mode Toggle (Play-Pause/Stop) Spacebar/Command+period Spacebar/Control+period

Deck Control when Transport = Machine

Action Mac Windows

Cue to Selection Start Command+Left Arrow Control+Left Arrow

Cue to Selection End Command+Right Arrow Control+Right Arrow

Cue to Selection Start Minus Preroll Option+Left Arrow Alt+Left Arrow

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Pro Tools Satellite Commands

Action Mac Windows

Link or Unlink the local system to or from the Option+Shift+L Alt+Shift+L


Satellite network

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Chapter 10: Right-Click Shortcuts

The following Right-click shortcuts apply to both Mac and Windows systems equipped with a two-
button mouse. Right-clicking the noted feature allows you to perform commands and access menus.

Mix Window

Feature Shortcut

Channel Volume fader Temporarily isolate control from group operation


Channel Pan slider
Channel Mute button
Channel Solo button
Channel Record Enable button
Channel Track Input button
Send fader
Send Pan slider

Channel Input selector • Make Active/Inactive


Channel Output selector • Rename
• Select Assignments To
• Show Assignments To
• Show Only Assignments To

Output selector or Send Bounce <path> (Output or Send) to disk


Assignment

Meter • Set Track Meter type


• Set Master Meter type
• Set Gain Reduction Meter
• Show Send Assignment Level Meter

Send selector Access send assignment views

Send Assignment button • Mute


• Make Active/Inactive
• Rename
• Select Assignments To
• Show Assignments To
• Show Only Assignments To

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Feature Shortcut

Insert Assignment button • Bypass


• Make Active/Inactive
• Automation dialog (plug-ins only)
• Automation Safe (plug-ins only)
• Rename (hardware I/O only)

Track name • Hide/Show


(in Mix window, Edit window • Hide and Make Inactive/Show and Make Active
and Track List) • Make Inactive/Make Active
• Scroll Into View
• Locked (video track only)
• Freeze
• Commit
• Bounce
• Save Track Preset
• Recall Track Preset
• New
• Rename
• Batch Rename
• Duplicate
• Split Into Mono (multichannel tracks only)
• Delete
• Track Cloud Synchronization (Tracks List only)
•Download
•Ignore for Future Download
•Import
• Expand Channels to New Tracks
•By Channel Name
•By Channel Number
•By Channel Name and Number
•By Timecode
• Track Compositing Commands: Filtering Lanes
•Show All Lanes
•Show Only Lanes With > Clips Within The Edit Selection
•Show Only Lanes With > Clips Outside The Edit Selection
•Show Only Lanes With > Clips Rated >=1–5
•Hide All Lanes
•Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Within The Edit Selection
•Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Outside The Edit Selection
•Hide Only Lanes With > Clips Rated >=1–5
•Rating

Surround Panning Mode Access Panning modes:


button • X/Y Mode
(in Surround Output Window) • 3-Knob mode
(Pro Tools Ultimate only) • Divergence Editing mode
• AutoGlide mode

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Feature Shortcut

Group List items Access Group List commands and information:


• Group ID
• Tracks (list of tracks in Group)
• Attributes (list of Group Attributes) (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
• Modify
• Duplicate
• Delete
• Select Tracks in Group
• Show/Hide Tracks in Group
• Show/Hide Only Tracks in Group
• Show/Hide All Tracks

Edit Window

Feature Shortcut

Clip, Clip selection, or • Tools


point in Clip (Blocks and •Zoomer
Waveform Track views) •Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Cut
• Copy
• Paste
• Copy To
•Main Playlist
•New Playlist
•Duplicate Playlist
•<existing playlist>
• Move To
•Main Playlist
•New Playlist
•Duplicate Playlist
•<existing playlist>
• Clear
• Matches (Clip or Clip selection only)
•Match Criteria
•Expand Alternates to New Playlists
•Expand Alternates to New Tracks

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Feature Shortcut

• Elastic Properties (Elastic Audio track only)


• Conform to Tempo (Elastic Audio track only)
• Remove Warp (Elastic Audio track only)
• Remove Pitch Shift (Elastic Audio track only)
• Separate
• Fades (only if one or more fades or crossfades are selected)
•Standard
•S-Curve
•Equal Power
•Equal Gain
•Batch Fades
• Delete Fades
• Clip Gain
•Bypass/Unbypass Clip Gain
•Copy Clip Gain
•Clear Clip Gain
•Render Clip Gain
•Show/Hide Clip Gain Line
• Clip Effects (whole clips only)
•Bypass/Unbypass Clip Effects
•Copy Clip Effects (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
•Clear Clip Effects (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
•Render Clip Effects (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
• Snap to Next
• Snap to Previous
• Spot
• Rename (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Group Clips (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Ungroup Clips (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Loop
• Unloop
• Rating
•1–5

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Feature Shortcut

Command+Right-click • Tools
(Mac), Control+Right-click •Zoomer
(Windows) Clip, Clip selec- •Trimmer
tion, or point in Clip (Blocks •Selector
and Waveform Track views) •Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Cut
• Copy
• Clear
• Matches (Channels or Alternates)
• Elastic Properties (Elastic Audio track only)
• Conform to Tempo (Elastic Audio track only)
• Remove Warp (Elastic Audio track only)
• Snap to Next
• Snap to Previous
• Spot
• Rename
• Move Clip Start to Selection Start
• Move Clip Sync to Selection Start
• Move Clip End to Selection Start
• Loop
• Unloop

Clip, Clip selection, or point • Tools


in Clip (Analysis Track view, •Zoomer
Elastic Audio track only) •Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Add Event Marker
• Remove Event Marker
• Elastic Properties
• Conform to Tempo
• Remove Warp
• Conform to Tempo
• Remove Warp Marker
• Remove Pitch Shift

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Feature Shortcut

Clip, Clip selection, or point • Tools


in Clip (Warp Track view) •Zoomer
•Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Add Warp Marker
• Remove Warp Marker
• Elastic Properties
• Conform to Tempo
• Remove Warp
• Separate
• Delete Fades
• Rename (Clip only)
• Group (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Ungroup (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Loop
• Unloop
• Rating
•1–5

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Feature Shortcut

Clip, Clip selection, or point • Tools


in Clip (Playlist view only) •Zoomer
•Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Cut
• Copy
• Paste
• Clear
• Copy Selection to
•New Playlist
•Target Playlist
•<playlist name> (existing playlist)
• Move Selection to
•New Playlist
•Target Playlist
•<playlist name> (existing playlist)
• Matches (Clip or Clip selection only)
•Match Criteria
•Expand Alternates to New Playlists
•Expand Alternates to New Tracks
• Separate
• Fades (only if one or more fades or crossfades are selected)
•Standard
•S-Curve
•Equal Power
•Equal Gain
•Batch Fades
• Delete Fades
• Snap to Next
• Snap to Previous
• Spot
• Rename (Clip or Clip selection only)
• Loop
• Unloop
• Rating
•1–5

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Feature Shortcut

Clip, Clip selection, point in • Tools


Clip (Aux Input, MIDI, and •Zoomer
Instrument track only) •Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Cut
• Copy
• Paste
• Merge
• Copy Selection to
•New Playlist
•Target Playlist
•<playlist name> (existing playlist)
• Move Selection to
•New Playlist
•Target Playlist
•<playlist name> (existing playlist)
• Clear
• Separate
• Consolidate
• Mute Notes
• MIDI Real–Time Properties
• Event Operations
•Quantize
•Change Velocity
•Change Duration
•Transpose
•Select/Split Notes
•Input Quantization
•Step Input
•Restore Performance
•Flatten Performance
• Open in MIDI Editor
• Open in Score Editor

Control-Right-click Clip, Clip • Add Warp Marker


selection, or point in Clip • Remove Warp Marker
(Warp Track view) • Elastic Properties
• Conform to Tempo
• Remove Warp
• Rename
• Loop
• Unloop

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Feature Shortcut

Clip List items • Clear


• Rename
• Time Stamp
• Replace Clip (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
• Compact
• Export Clip Definition
• Export Clips as Files
• Recalculate Waveform Overviews
• Select Parent in Workspace
• Object Select in Edit Window
Toolbar Show/Hide controls in Edit Window toolbar

Transport Window

Feature Shortcut

Transport Play button Access Playback modes


• Half Speed
• Prime for Playback
• Loop
• Dynamic Transport

Transport Record button Access Record modes


• Normal
• Loop
• Destructive
• QuickPunch
• TrackPunch (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
• DestructivePunch (Pro Tools Ultimate only)

Transport Return to Zero Access Automation commands (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
button • Write to Start
• Write to All

Transport Go To End button Access Automation commands (Pro Tools Ultimate only)
• Write to End
• Write to All

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Universe Display

Feature Shortcut

Universe display Access Universe display commands

MIDI Editor Window

Feature Shortcut

MIDI Editor window Notes • Tools


Pane •Zoomer
•Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Scrubber
•Pencil
•Smart
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord
• Cut
• Copy
• Paste
• Clear
• Separate
• Consolidate
• Mute
• MIDI Real-Time Properties
• Event Operations
•Quantize
•Change Velocity
•Change Duration
•Transpose
•Select/Split Notes
•Input Quantization
•Step Input
•Restore Performance
•Flatten Performance
• Open in New MIDI Editor
• Open in Score Editor
• Open in MIDI Event List
• Display Notation

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Feature Shortcut

MIDI Editor window Track Access Track List commands:


List • Hide/Show
• Hide and Make Inactive/Show and Make Active
• Export MIDI
• New
• Rename
• Duplicate
• Split Into Mono (multichannel tracks only)
• Delete
• MIDI Real-Time Properties
• Open in New MIDI Editor
• Open in Score Editor
• Open in MIDI Event List
• Notation Display Track Settings

MIDI Editor window toolbar Show/Hide controls in MIDI Editor Window toolbar

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Score Editor Window

Feature Shortcut

Score Editor window Notes • Tools


Pane •Zoomer
•Trimmer
•Selector
•Grabber
•Pencil
• Insert
•Key Signature
•Meter
•Chord Symbol
• Cut
• Copy
• Paste
• Merge
• Clear
• Event Operations
•Quantize
•Change Velocity
•Change Duration
•Transpose
•Select/Split Notes
•Input Quantization
•Step Input
•Restore Performance
•Flatten Performance
• Open in MIDI Editor
• Open in MIDI Event List
• Notation Display Track Settings
• Score Setup
• Send to Sibelius
•Print Score

Score Editor window Track Show All Tracks


List Show Only Selected Tracks
Hide All Tracks
Hide Selected Tracks
Notation Display Track Settings
Score Setup

Score Editor window toolbar Show/Hide controls in Score Editor Window toolbar

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Video Window

Feature Shortcut

Video window Access Video window commands


• Online
• Video Out Firewire
• Half Size
• Actual Size
• Double Size
• Fit Screen

Workspace

Feature Shortcut

Any column header in a


Access list of Workspace columns to show or hide
Browser menu

File or folder in Name column Access Workspace Browser menu commands as available for that item

Preview button Access Workspace Preview commands:


• Loop Preview
• Auto-Preview
• Spacebar Toggles File Preview

Volume field Display Volume fader

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